Day 1 of FOSS.in 2006

FOSS.in 2006 began with a great style today.
Atul Chutnis gave a opening ceremony talk. It was kickstarted by lighting Diya.
As a practice for this event, Diya was lit by few community members across India.

Sun Microsystems is a platinum sponsor for this event. We have got 3 stalls to showcase our technologies.
I was little surprised to see so many sun employees today morning at 9 at the event.
All had come with great enthusiasm to setup the stalls and demos. We got all the machines up and running before the start of the events. Major credit for this efforts has to go to Pavan, Sanjeev, Jayakara Kini, Ravi Prasad, Dinesh, Ananth and Ramesh Katla.
They were very helpful in setting up the machines, configuring network for Grid, FMA and virutualization.

Compared to last time, this time crowd was little less. This was expected because the talks were more technical.
Last time most of the talks were to create awareness. But overall more than 1000 had turned for this event.

There was good number of people in the Sun stall. We had planned for Looking glass demo. We got that working the first stall.
Thanks to Vijay Gadre for giving us his laptop for this purpose. Lot of people played around with Looking glass.
Some were so excited that I could see them clapping.

ZFS demo also got the constant flow of people. Sanjeev and Nagki had put in lot of efforts to make the demo look cool.
The demo was using USB drives. So it was easy to pull out disk and show the data being consistent and available (for raidz and mirroring)
Lot of people got interested and were asking lot of questions on ZFS.

Java Opensource news had created great waves. There were lot of Java people to answer all the question. We had a Talk on OpenJDK today. The hall was packed. People were standing outside the hall and listening. Unfortunately I couldn't take the picture of that.

We had 3 BOFs today. 2 Dtrace BOFs and 1 netbeans BOFs.

Tomorrow Sun is having 6 talks lined up.
Talk
Time
Application Perf Tunig on Open Solaris Using Dtrace by Peter Karlsson
11 AM
Apache Derby 10.2 by Anurag Shekhar
12 AM
Java EE 5 and Glassfish V2 by Prasad Subramanian
2 pm
Open Source Portal
3 pm

Overview of Open Web Single Sign-On
4 pm
BrandZ by Venkata Kishore
5 pm


I took some pictures during the event.
I will upload them soon.
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